Renew a Teaching Certificate in KY
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How do I maintain and renew a teaching certificate in KY?
The Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky, Division of Educator Licensure and Quality provides the following application process for five year certificate renewal. Teachers must complete at least three (3) years of classroom teaching during the last five-year period of the certificate OR six (6) semester hours of additional graduate credit.
According to KRS 158.070, teachers are required to earn 24 hours of PD credit every year. Schools provide six of those hours and teachers may take online professional learning credits for the remaining 18 PD credits.
Where can I take an online Ethics for Educators course for teachers in Kentucky?
RenewaTeachingLicense.com offers a 100% online self-study 5-hour Ethics for Education Professionals PD course. This online PD class is recommended by the Kentucky Education Association and approved by the Educational Professional Standards Board.
Where can I take approved remediation courses for teachers in KY?
Kentucky teachers can take Professional Learning Board approved remediation courses. These remediation courses, including Ethics for Educators, are approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and recommended by the Kentucky Education Association.
What criteria meets the requirements for Professional Development in KY?
RenewaTeachingLicense.com courses may be used to meet state requirements for Professional Development in Kentucky.
- Aligns with standards and goals
- Focuses on content and pedagogy
- Occurs collaboratively
- Is facilitated by educators
- Focuses on continuous improvement
- Is on-going
You may also need to get verification from your principal, school administrator, superintendent or director.
How do I apply for a rank change in Kentucky?
Kentucky Revised Statute 161.1211 Classification of Teachers establishes the rank system for teachers:
Rank I. Those holding regular certificates and who have a master’s degree in a subject field approved by the Education Professional Standards Board or equivalent continuing education and who have earned thirty (30) semester hours of approved graduate work or equivalent continuing education; or those teachers who have met the requirements for Rank II and earned initial certification of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Rank II. Those holding regular certificates and who have a master’s degree in a subject field approved by the Education Professional Standards Board or equivalent continuing education.
Rank III. Those holding regular certificates and who have an approved four (4) year college degree or the equivalent.
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How do I contact the KY Department of Education?
Contact the Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of July 1st, 2020 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.